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{{NDConstitution}}{{tnr}}'''North Dakota Read Bills Before Vote Initiative''' may appear on the [[BC2010#November|November 2, 2010]] ballot in [[North Dakota]] as an {{icafull}}.<ref>[http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/apArticle/id/D9DP0CG80/ ''Associated Press'',"Measure requires ND lawmakers to read bills," February 10, 2010]</ref> The proposed measure would require that state lawmakers swear they have read and understood legislative bills before voting. Additionally, lawmakers would have to swear to not being influenced by bribes or "vote trading."
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{{NDConstitution}}{{tnr}}'''North Dakota Read Bills Before Vote Initiative''' may appear on the [[BC2010#November|November 2, 2010]] ballot in [[North Dakota]] as an {{icafull}}.<ref>[http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/apArticle/id/D9DP0CG80/ ''Associated Press'',"Measure requires ND lawmakers to read bills," February 10, 2010]</ref> The proposed measure would require that state lawmakers swear they have read and understood legislative bills before voting. Additionally, lawmakers would have to swear to not being influenced by bribes or "vote trading."<ref name="InForumFeb10"/>
 
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The measure is being proposed by Jerrol LeBaron of California. In order to be eligible for the ballot, LeBaron was required to first acquire 25 sponsors in the state.<ref>[http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/268606/ ''Associated Press'',"Initiative requires reading of bills," February 10, 2010]</ref>
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==Supporters==
 
==Supporters==
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The measure is proposed by Jerrol LeBaron of California. In order to be eligible for the ballot, LeBaron was required to first acquire 25 sponsors in the state.<ref name="InForumFeb10">[http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/268606/ ''Associated Press'',"Initiative requires reading of bills," February 10, 2010]</ref> David Wolfer, a retired Bismark businessman and chairman of the campaign, said,"The primary function of a legislator is to know the laws he's going to pass...I'm motivated to see that that job gets done properly."<ref name="APMarch10"/>
  
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
:: ''See also: [[North Dakota signature requirements]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Dakota signature requirements]]''
  
After being approved for circulation, supporters must collect and submit a minimum of 25,688 valid signatures by [[BC2010#August|August 4, 2010]] in order to move the proposed measure to the 2010 ballot. The measure was officially filed with the [[North Dakota Secretary of State]] on [[BC2010#March|March 9, 2010]].<ref>[http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/apArticle/id/D9EBGAH80/ ''Associated Press'',"ND measure requires lawmakers to read, post bills," March 10, 2010]</ref>
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After being approved for circulation, supporters must collect and submit a minimum of 25,688 valid signatures by [[BC2010#August|August 4, 2010]] in order to move the proposed measure to the 2010 ballot. The measure was officially filed with the [[North Dakota Secretary of State]] on [[BC2010#March|March 9, 2010]].<ref name="APMarch10">[http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/apArticle/id/D9EBGAH80/ ''Associated Press'',"ND measure requires lawmakers to read, post bills," March 10, 2010]</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 11:23, 10 March 2010

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North Dakota Read Bills Before Vote Initiative may appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in North Dakota as an initiated constitutional amendment.[1] The proposed measure would require that state lawmakers swear they have read and understood legislative bills before voting. Additionally, lawmakers would have to swear to not being influenced by bribes or "vote trading."[2]

Supporters

The measure is proposed by Jerrol LeBaron of California. In order to be eligible for the ballot, LeBaron was required to first acquire 25 sponsors in the state.[2] David Wolfer, a retired Bismark businessman and chairman of the campaign, said,"The primary function of a legislator is to know the laws he's going to pass...I'm motivated to see that that job gets done properly."[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: North Dakota signature requirements

After being approved for circulation, supporters must collect and submit a minimum of 25,688 valid signatures by August 4, 2010 in order to move the proposed measure to the 2010 ballot. The measure was officially filed with the North Dakota Secretary of State on March 9, 2010.[3]

See also

Articles

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